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Joseph Wiseman


B: May 15, 1918 in Montréal, Québec
D: October 19, 2009 in New York, New York

Joseph Wiseman first appeared on Broadway as part of the cast in the production of Abe Lincoln in Illinois in October of 1938. Wiseman was just 20 years old and the play ran for more than a year. It marked the beginning of a long relationship with the New York stage. Over the years, Wiseman had appeared in 15 productions. His last, Judgment at Nuremberg, ran for three months in 2001 when he was 83 years old. Wiseman, who is usually remembered for playing the villian, Dr. No, in the first James Bond film, was once quoted as saying, “I thought it might be just another grade-B Charlie Chan mystery.” Wiseman was 91 when he died at his home in Manhattan having been in declining health for some time.

Also see: Canadians Who Changed the Face of British Film and Television.
Also see> Harry Saltzman.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

With These Hands (1950)
Detective Story (1951)
Les Miserables (1952)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
The Silver Chalice (1954)
The Prodigal (1955)
The Garment Jungle (1957)

The Unforgiven (1960)
The Happy Thieves (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
Carol for Another Christmas (TV-1964)
Thunderball (uncredited voice – 1965)
The Night they Raided Minsky’s (1968)
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
The Counterfeit Killer (1968)
Stiletto (1969)

The Mask of Sheba (TV-1970)
Lawman (1971)
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Pursuit (TV-1972)
Men of the Dragon (TV-1974)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Journey Into Fear (1975)
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love (narrator – 1977)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1978)
The Betsy (1978)
Jaguar Lives! (1979)

Rage of Angels (TV-1983)
The Ghost Writer (TV-1984)
Seize the Day (1986)
Lady Mobster (TV-1988)

TV Series – Cast:
QB VII (1974, mini-series)
Masada (1981, mini-series)
Crime Story (1986)


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, movie poster
This poster for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.